Chamber News
2020 Chamber Membership Renewals
Membership Renewal invoices have been emailed.  Thank you to everyone who has renewed.  If you have not received your invoice please contact us at your convenience.   Please take a moment to review your  Business Listing in the Directory on the Chambers Website  and email us any updates that you would like made or questions you may have.  
The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce greatly values your trust and confidence and sincerely appreciates your loyalty and support through your membership.  We look forward to working with you again.  Here are just some of the incentives that are included with your Membership.

                BE SEEN |  BE HEARD  |  BELONG
Chamber Week | Heritage Week 

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: Ladysmith Museum
Time: 5-7pm (presentations 6pm)
Wine & Cheese & Cake  OR

RSVP by email or call 250-245-2112  
(deadline for RSVP's Tuesday February 18th)
Chamber Week |  February 17-21 2020
Chamber Week celebrated annually recognizes the outstanding contributions that Chamber and Boards of Trades make to communities across BC.  
  The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
is proud to be CELEBRATING 90 YEARS of serving Ladysmith
and Area as the "Voice of Business"
  In Celebration of Heritage Week, the Ladysmith & District Historical Society will be
announcing the nominees/winners of the  1st Annual Ladysmith Heritage Awards. 

Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce AGM 
Save the date!  Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Save the Date! 
Friday, June 12, 2020 at Cottonwood! 

Host or Sponsor a 2020 Chamber Mixer 

Mixers are an ideal opportunity to gain exposure and publicity for your business. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, you are invited to host or sponsor a monthly Mixer. As a host you will also benefit from a large, positive and business-oriented crowd.

For a Successful Mixer w
e suggest that you:
  • Invite business associates, top customers, and employees to the event.
  • Offer your choice of food and beverage refreshments. This can be as simple or as elaborate as your budget will allow.
  • Offer an incentive (discount on services, two for one, etc.) for those who attend to encourage them to come back and buy your product or service.
  • Provide gift items for prize draws. These can be any items of varying value. Talk to your Chamber representative for ideas.
  • Bring in a Sponsor or Co-Host to help offset costs, provide venue and increase attendance. 
The Chamber will provide the following:
  • Will promote the event on our website, and through social media. We will also create a flyer for distribution at the Chamber's various events
  • Chamber will invite Dignitaries, Chamber Board members and Chamber Members.
  • Chamber will publicly welcome you; you will then be invited to make any introductions and announcements about your business.
To reserve your date, please contact the Chamber office by phone at 250-245-2112 or  email 
Book your Chamber Member E-blast
Chamber Member Benefit

Chamber Members can have their event, news, announcements etc sent out to the business community, individuals, local media and politicians. The cost to send out an eBlast is $40+GST. Contact the Chamber office to schedule your eBlast.  Space is Limited!  250-245-2112 |  Email

An e-Blast is a Member to Member message, prepared and paid for by the participating member. The content of this message is not necessarily endorsed by, nor reflective of the policies or positions of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce.  

Resident Alien is coming to film in the Town of Ladysmith 
between January 27 and 30, 2020.
Please be aware that, starting January 26, the production crew will require the complete use of various parking and lots, including:
            -The Roberts Street Parking Lot - 17 Roberts Street
            -The Travellers Parking Lot - 127 Gatacre Street
            -The Fisherman's Wharf Lot - 901 Ludlow Road
In general, filming will be between 8:00am and 9:00pm over the 4 days. Expect some traffic control and intermittent closures during these hours along 1st Avenue, from Gatacre Street to Roberts Street as well as on Roberts Street between the Trans-Canada Highway and 2nd Avenue. 
During filming, businesses in the downtown core will be open as usual.
While on camera, and for logistical support, production will also require blocks of parking stalls within these streets, but will do their best to accommodate any short term parking needs.
Weather permitting, the gravel lot behind the Ladysmith Museum, at 1st Avenue and High Street, may be available to the general public during our filming to help supplement parking in the area.
If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 604-449-3601, or email us at,   Thank you for your support of BC's Film Industry
GEP Resident Inc

Welcome New Chamber Members

Join us in welcoming our NEW members of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce! We encourage you to welcome these new members by patronizing their businesses and or visiting their    websites.   


Phone: (250) 730.6363
Email  |   Website
ImaginationFX is an Indigenous owned company specializing in leadership coaching. We help people, teams, organizations and communities achieve results that require a change in human behavior.
Our expertise is in seven areas: Leadership, Human, Social, Organizational and Community Development, Growth Mindset, Life & Essential Skills for Employment Readiness.

HUB International Insurance
(Cowichan Associate Member)

Located at 102 -109 TCH,  Duncan BC  V9L 3P8
Phone: (778) 679-1877  |   Website
HUB International specializes in Business, Home, Travel, Auto and Recreational insurance. With dedicated experts in all areas, the Duncan office provides excellent customer service through knowledge, expertise and the drive to uphold exceptional client relations as the main priority. Being one of the largest Insurance Brokers in Canada, HUB has the products and coverage that are right for all clientele. Stop in for friendly advice and a full review of all your insurance needs.

News from 
Chamber Members | Partnerships  |  & more...
BC Chamber MindReader Survey
Knock knock: Are you open for business?  
Now live: BC's Accessibility Survey

Accessible and inclusive business design makes for healthier, stronger communities and economies.

We've partnered with the BC Government on a survey all about accessibility-which will help make BC a more inclusive for everyone.

The results will inform the development of accessibility and inclusion legislation in BC the complement the federal Accessible Canada Act.

How does your business remove barriers for people with disabilities to promote accessibility and inclusion?

Take the survey (7 min)and share your voice.  
Stay tuned on the Hub for insights from this survey.

Not a BC MindReader member? What're you waiting for-it's time to j oin the community!  Why?  Because this is a chance to have your voice heard by government year round.  You'll gain access to exclusive insights. Your feedback will help shape the future of BC.

Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce 
Black Tie Awards

The Duncan Cowichan Chamber has hosted the Black Tie Awards since 1996.  The event is Cowichan's premiere awards celebration, recognizing excellence in business and volunteerism.  Founded on the Customer Service Award, Black Tie now features nine award categories including, Volunteer of the Year, Non-Profit Organization, Art In Business, Green Business and Young Entrepreneur as well as three Business Achievement categories.  Nominations are submitted by the general public and individuals, businesses and organizations across the Cowichan Valley Regional District are eligible.
The 23rd Black Tie Awards, presented in partnership with Island Savings, will take place on Friday, April 17th at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.  Nominations are open until midnight on January 31st, 2020 and event tickets will go on sale in March.  For more information regarding the Black Tie Awards, please contact us at or click the link below to be redirected to the nomination landing page. 

Nanaimo Child Development Centre
Rock for a Cause with Honeymoon Suite & the Headpins
Rock for a Cause is an 80's experience in support of two amazing local community agencies - Nanaimo Association for Community Living (NACL) & Nanaimo Child Development Centre (NCDC)
The night opens with the classic band The Headpins, that have been going strong for 37 years! New lead singer Katrina Lawrence has re-ignited this iconic rock group. Get ready to rock to classic songs like Just One More Time and Stayin' All Night.
Then Honeymoon Suite hits the stage with hits like New Girl Now or Burning in Love. Check out their latest single - Tell Me What you Want
This is 150 minutes of pure ROCK HEAVEN!  

A Night of Magic for Ella

A Magical Night for Ella with Games, Music & Dancing, Food & Drinks. There will be a Silent Auction, 50/50 and so much more. Bring your family, friends, coworkers...

Ella is a 7 year old Ladysmith girl who has just been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. She is a beautiful figure skater & friend to so many at the Primary School and in our community. She needs your support! Our goal for this event is to help alleviate some of the financial burden the Donovan's will have to endure over the next few months.

Tickets available for $20/per adult, $10/per child under 10. Tickets are to be prepaid and can be picked up at several locations. Each ticket includes 1 Burger & Beverage (Beer or Juice/Pop). Proceeds will be donated to The Donovan Family.

For Tickets or to make a donation for the Silent Auction, or any other questions, please contact:   Paula Zerr on FaceBook email- or call 250-510-7721.

To reserve your tickets, you can etransfer payment to PLEASE include all of your contact info in the memo line as well as how many tickets (Adults/children).   Proudly hosted by so many in our Community including The Fuller Lake Skating Club.  
Junior Achievement Ladysmith 
Can you help us Inspire, Prepare & Empower BC Youth.  Here are 2 great opportunities for you to Share your expertise with local youth. 

Opportunity 1.
Ladysmith Intermediate - Our Business World
Our Business World program, students in grades 5-6 learn about the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship in Canada.   This inspires students to consider careers as business owners, as well as nurturing those who already have entrepreneurial spirits .
Start date: Feb 15-20, 2020  |   4 x 1 hour visits  |   One classroom - Grade 5 students
Opportunity 2.
Ladysmith Intermediate - More then Money
An interactive JA program, grade 4-5 students use games and multimedia to identify the role of money;   leaning bank account management; Identify ways to earn income through jobs or a small business.
Start Date: May 2020  |   4 x 1 hour visits  |   One classroom - grade 4/5 students

JABC provides FREE programs to schools, focused on Financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship curriculum. The Programs are delivered by Professionals, like yourself, with a financial background and/or business ownership experience.  JA provides the curriculum kit, training and classroom PPT.    I look forward to introducing you to the teachers and their students.

If you are interested in volunteering, Contact Gail Stroud (250) 510.7671

Advertise here to support Your Chamber
& promote Your Business for $30 per month.
Call 250-245-2112 to book your spot!

Town of Ladysmith
  • The Town of Ladysmith holds regular Council meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The Council also meets on the second Tuesday of every second month as the Committee of the Whole, at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. All meetings take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Council encourages and welcomes your participation. The next Committee of the Whole is on Jan 28, 2020 and the next is on Feb 04, 2020 at 7pm. Read More... 
  • Business Licence renewals are now due. Please renew your business license before Feb 28th to avoid late fees.  Read More 
  • Holland Creek Trail access at Mackie Road closed.  Read More...
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • The LDBA AGM will be held on Thursday, March 19th, 2020. The location to be decided.   Everyone who attends will need to be a paid-up member for 2020.  
  • As an LDBA member you will enjoy being part of our vibrant business community and help contribute to the growth and prosperity of downtown Ladysmith!    
BC Chamber News

The Ladysmith Chamber is a Proud Member of the BC Chamber. Through this membership our Chamber members receive access to exclusive member rates on:
*Employee Benefit plans
*Online Payroll, and Human Resource programs
* Hotels and Car Rentals -worldwide
*Electronic payment processing & merchant services
* Fuel discount programs
*Business supplies
*Online marketing management
*Business training programs
*and much more...

Cowichan & Neighbouring Chamber News
Keep in touch with whats happening...

Business Resources 

Ladysmith Events 
Upcoming Ladysmith Events!
Here are your Ladysmith events!  Send us your event info!    

Jan 25:  Robbie Burns Night at the Fox and Hounds
Jan 25-27 @ 11:00 am-4:00 pm:   Art Gallery Presents "Climate Change & Art""
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am  - 2:00 pm:  Ladysmith Festival of Lights Take Down
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm  - 9:00 pm: LRCA Bingo Wednesdays
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Eagles Wine tasting and information evening
Jan 30 7:00 - 10:00pm:  Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171  Karaoke Thursday 
Jan 31-Feb 25 @ 11:00 am -4:00 pm:  Ladysmith Art Gallery Presents "Matters of the Heart"
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm  - 9:00 pm at Aggie Hall:  A Night of Magic for Ella
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm  - 1:00 pm:  RCL Branch 171 Valentines High Tea
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm  - 6:30 pm:  Ladysmith Community Blood Donation Event
Heritage Week February 17-21(watch for upcoming events)
Chamber Week February 17-23 (watch for upcoming events)
Feb 20 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm at the Ladysmith Museum:  Chamber Week ~ Heritage Week Celebration Event
Feb 22 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm starting at Aggie Hall:  Coldest Night of the Year
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm  - 10:00 pm:  Celtic Chaos at Ladysmith Little Theatre
Feb 28  - March 1:  Ladysmith Little Theatre Presents Spring "Shorts"
Feb 29, 11:30am - 12:30 pm Royal Canadian Legion: 7th Annual Wounded Warrior Run
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm  - 8:30 pm:  Artists for Hospice at the Ladysmith Art Gallery (444 Parkhill Terrace)

If we missed your event let us know!   For more info and events click here!                    

Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
250.245-2112 |